USC Aiken Retention & Graduation Rates
Pursuant to the federal Student Right-to-Know Act, the six-year completion or graduation rate for freshmen who entered the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2011 on a full-time basis was 40.9%. The six-year graduation rate of full-time students averaged over four years was 41.4%. The four-year average transfer out rate of full-time students was 31.8%. The one year retention rate for the Fall 2016 full-time freshman cohort was 68.2%.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Sec. 488(a)(3)) requires that the completion or graduation rates of the institution must be disaggregated by
- major racial and ethnic subgroups;
- recipients of a Federal Pell Grant;
- recipients of a subsidized Direct Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant; and
- students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan.
The following reports are broken out by gender and ethnicity (new race/ethnicity definitions for IPEDS begin with 2010 cohort):
The following report shows the six-year graduation rates for First-Time, Full-time degree seeking students who (1) received a Federal Pell Grant; (2) received a subsidized Stafford Loan, but did not receive a Pell Grant; and (3) neither received a Pell Grant nor a subsidized Stafford Loan:
In compliance with the GI Bill Consumer Awareness Act of 2012, the following report shows the retention and six-year graduation rates for degree-seeking students disaggregated by military affiliate and non-affiliate status. Military affiliates include veterans, active military, and dependent spouses and children.
The University of South Carolina Aiken also disaggregates retention, progression, and graduation rates by the first-generation and non-first-generation status of students entering the institution. A first-generation student is one whose parents did not enroll in postsecondary education.